Copper & Clad was selling the red phenolic 119 a year ago or so and eventually sold out. They were having a problem getting Buck to restock their exclusives. Just recently some started showing up back in stock and the red phenolic 119 is one of those.
That's correct Bert. Forgot about the model number on the other side of the knife. Thanks for mentioning that.
I have no idea on how many were made. I have never really researched it. I have only seen a few but never thought it was that few. It took me quite awhile to find the one I have I...
Great idea for a new thread Bert. I have a few that I believe are 1st versions. If I am wrong on any of them please someone let me know.
I will add others during the week.
Here is a 317 as well as a 315. 1st model 317 has the 3 handle pins and "BUCK MADE IN USA" stamped blade. 1st model 315...
I believe Buck sells David Yellowhorse the parts for him to embellish and put together. A few years ago I spoke to Michael Prater from Painted Pony Knives and he told me Buck sells them the parts for him to customize and assemble instead of him buying completed knives, taking them apart...
TAH - I am guessing that patch is a blazer patch. I don't have any info on it at all. I got it in a small group of items years ago from a former Buck employee.
I have never seen another like it.
Doesn't look like that knife blade held up very well to the bolt cutting test.
In the last few years before 2021 there were at least a couple knives a year put out in the legacy series by a couple employees at Buck. They were very well made using great designs and materials. This year that was not done for some reason. No Yellowhorse, no Prater, no new designs. At least...
Those scales on Makael's 110 are called Raffir. A fairly new man made handle material.
As for the bolsters they are like that because the handle frame is titanium. I believe it gets like that when they are sanded or buffed. I have seen that on other titanium knives.
Jerad could answer that better.